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‘Unconventional geothermal’ a game changer for U.S. energy policy?

SMU geothermal energy expert David Blackwell gave a Capitol Hill briefing Tuesday, March 27, 2012, on the growing opportunities for geothermal energy production in the United States, calling “unconventional” geothermal techniques a potential game changer for U.S. energy policy. Blackwell’s presentation outlined … Continue reading

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Research Spotlight: Supercomputing and the fight against cancer

SMU biologists Pia Vogel and John Wise are using the computational power of the University’s high-performance supercomputer to screen millions of drug compounds, in search of one that will aid in the fight against recurring cancer. Both teach in SMU’s Department of Biological Sciences: Vogel is … Continue reading

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Research: Kindle-ing interest among reluctant readers

Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study. The findings come from a study of middle-school students who struggle with reading and who participated in a … Continue reading

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SMU Digital Repository ready for faculty submissions

SMU’s Central University Libraries, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, and Office of Information Technology have combined resources to create the SMU Digital Repository, an online archive for collecting and sharing the scholarly work of SMU faculty, staff and students. … Continue reading

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Physics professor Jodi Cooley wins 2012 NSF career award

Jodi Cooley of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences has earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award of more than $1 million for her research toward detecting the particles that are believed to make up dark matter. NSF Early Career … Continue reading

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SMU’s Alice Kendrick named to Brand USA tourism advisory council

Alice Kendrick, professor in the Temerlin Advertising Institute of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, has been named to the Global Insights Advisory Council for Brand USA (formerly the Corporation for Tourism Promotion). She is one of three professors nationwide … Continue reading

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Engineering professor Joe Camp wins 2012 NSF career award

Joseph Camp of SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering has earned a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, given to junior faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research … Continue reading

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Study: 64% of students willing to donate genetic material for science

A majority of college students is receptive to donating blood or other genetic material for scientific research, according to a new SMU study. In what appears to be the first study to gauge college students’ willingness to donate to a … Continue reading

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Research: Blue laws, green cards and other colorful legal terms

Elizabeth Thornburg never imagined that she would be turning to Dr. Seuss, Shakespeare and vaudeville for legal research. But those sources proved invaluable when she joined forces with another law professor, a law librarian and a legal lexicographer for the book … Continue reading

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Study: English-language dominance marginalizes most EU citizens

The European Union has 27 member countries and 23 official languages, but its official business is carried out primarily in one language — English. Yet the striking findings of a new study show that barely a third of the EU’s … Continue reading

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